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Nature & Purpose

From 26 member  reviews
Members say: Edgy, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Confusing

About the show

An exploration of the idea of ‘art’ as seen through the works of two radical creators, with two short works, focusing on abstract expressionist ​Jackson Pollock and the controversial performance artist ​Chris Burden​. More…

'Pollock: A Frequency Parable​' is a 30 minute avant operatic sound performance piece inspired by famed painter Jackson Pollock. The play re-conceptualizes key elements used in Pollock’s revolutionary style of art making — such as energy, motion, scale, and improvisation — presenting a challenge to both the performer and the audience to free the voice from the confines of form and language, allowing it to transcend tradition and be experienced for its potential.

'​A Beast/A Burden' combines contemporary theatrical staging with recreations of some of Burden’s most controversial and exciting multimedia and performance pieces, chronicling the life of the young artist, with Burden himself serving as the meandering and sometimes unreliable narrator of his own story.

Member Reviews (26)


Edgy, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Confusing
Avg Score

Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Edgy

See it if You want to see celebrities in the audience. Josh Groban was there tonight!

Don't see it if You are not a fan of performance art or prefer something less experimental

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